Re: BSJA Horse Grade B
No Fenris, the passport is not restamped with grading as the horse changes hands. The BSJA know what your horse has done and has been entered for as it is fed back electronically from the venues. Each year when you re register it is on the form. I can see your little comment about pot hunting, let me assure you I do not ever put my horse in a class just to win easily, he is always entered at his capability level no matter if it is affiliated or not. As with most BSJA horses he is nowhere near an easy ride, he is complicated and needs a special touch and to bring him on from where he started the unaffiliated Wednesday night jumping, interspersed with affiiliated shows every other weekend, was essential to put miles on the clock and build his confidence and teach him ring craft without the whole razzmataz etc of an affiliated show, it is a good building block for horses like him and is a common practice around here. We are not taking any money or indeed collecting any pots at these shows as neither is on offer. If they were then we wouldn't have been doing it, as obviously it is against the rules of which you are clearly not familiar. As it happens there are plenty of talented unaffiliated combinations around here too who often do very well against the registered horses and look forward to being against them to have the challenge of doing better than them. Please do not make such assumptions about me, that it also very unsportsman like.
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The SJI and BSJA do stuff a bit differently. Here passports get stamped when the horse is sold with the previous grade, Obviously it is all online as well, but I wasn;t sure about England, which is why i asked if that was the case across the water.
I geuinely wasn't suggesting that you pot hunt, as many SJers do take their horse unaff to get them started off. I've done it myself, but always at his level and tbh, we were never a danger to the locals! I was simply stating that I think pothunting is unsprting in reply to your comment "hard cheese" if someone doesn't like it.